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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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New K&L Video Recommendations

Armed with a new video camera and a shotgun microphone, I've been tinkering with some videos featuring the fun-loving K&L staff as of late.  There's something quite nice about being able to visit our stores, talk with our employees, and get good wine advice from an actual person.  Recreating that experience online has been fun with the wine and spirits blogs, which have always focused on written accounts of our favorite K&L products.  However, getting the staff to take a minute to talk about wine on video is much easier than getting them to type up an extra article.  Therefore, look for more testimonials from K&L staff members in the near future.

Today's feature is from Latin wine buyer Joe Manekin and he's super stoked about the new Emilio Hidalgo Marques de Rodil Palo Cortado Sherry.  Take a listen to what he has to say and see if you're as excited by the end of it.

-David Driscoll

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